The Time-Traveling Texan by Richard C. Pillsbury
“Working with Emerald reminds me of my team in the book and how closely they worked together,” Pillsbury said. “I have no words for how grateful I am to Linda and the entire Emerald team.”
Through Emerald’s sister company, Cup & Quill, he began work with a professional editor and proofreader, Dr. Jessica Hammerman, who is also a history professor. Isaac Peterson, the design lead with 20 years of experience in the field, lent his talent to designing artwork for “The Time-Traveling Texan.”
“Jake’s adventures in time fit the real framework of events and it made the book exciting, especially from a historical perspective,” Peterson says. “Editing can be a long, intense experience, but, once we heard about Rick’s situation, we made the process as efficient as possible without taking any shortcuts.”
Even with treatments that zapped his energy, Pillsbury focused on every detail and worked with Hammerman and Emerald on his characters and structure.
“He might not have realized that we were working in a faster, more intense way than we normally would, but he was up for it,” Hammerman adds. “He was always able to hash through the fine details of character and plot in a kind of a marathon sprint format.”